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Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 album for sale by Bill Evans was released Sep 13, 2005 on the Riverside Records (Jazz) label. On June 25th, 1961, Bill Evans and his trio made jazz history over the course of five sets at the Village Vanguard. Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 songs Selections from those performances were released on two full-length LPs, WALTZ FOR DEBBY and Sunday AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD, both of which went on to become landmark jazz albums from the era. The three-disc COMPLETE VILLAGE VANGUARD RECORDINGS provides a valuable service by presenting all five sets in their complete and original sequence, with crisp remastered sound, a previously unissued take (Scott LaFaro's "Gloria's Step"), and snippets of on-stage patter. Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 CD music is a 3-disc set with 26 songs. ...See Full Description
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Classic Bill Evans Trio!!!! Best stuff ever!!!! np4.
By najponk (Prague,cz)
||Evans superb in live performance|
I was captivated by the intimacy, the sound, and the inventiveness of the players on this great live CD. I had been looking for a BE disc and I certainly picked a winner.
By bgoodejr (Gulfport, FL.)
This is the real deal. The warmth -- the intimacy -- the precision and oneness. It does not get better than this coming from one of the timesless and grand masters and his trio of true artists.
By Jeffrey Courion (Beverly Hills, CA)
Great Trio, Great Concert, Great Music! Must to have.
By Tomasz (Gdańsk, Poland)
||Experience of a liftime|
This is maybe the best jazz recording I know. True magic. It shadows all previous issues including SACD and original LPs.
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Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6936495|
|Label||Riverside Records (Jazz)|
|Release Date||Sep 13, 2005|
|Producer||Orrin Keepnews; Orrin Keepnews|
|Engineer||David O Jones; David Jones|
|Recording Time||152 minutes|
|Personnel||Bill Evans - piano|
Paul Motian - drums
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Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 songs On paper it seems as if such titanic and distinctive musical personalities as Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane might not mix very well, but this stellar set, recorded live at Carnegie Hall in 1957, plays almost like a blissful extended duet between the two (with support from a sensitive yet hard-swinging bassist and drummer). The opener, "Monk's Mood," for example, features the composer/pianist's typically brilliant, idiosyncratic playing, while Coltrane floats over the top in the most lyrical of modes. Monk, in particular, is a master of tension-and-release tunefulness, creating rhythmic and harmonic intricacies that seem to spur Coltrane's saxophone exploration to new heights.
The quartet shines on ballads ("Sweet and Lovely"), but the leaders display their best chemistry on the Monk's thorny, uptempo bop numbers. "Evidence" and "Epistrophy," for instance," have Monk adding rhythmic, dissonant punctuation to Coltrane's torrential stream of ideas, creating a thrilling push-pull balance. A superb date, and a must for fans of both artists, AT CARNEGIE HALL captures two of jazz's most important figures working in perfect symbiosis.
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (11/29/1957).
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (piano); John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Ahmed Abdul-Malik (bass instrument); Shadow Wilson (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Larry Appelbaum; Robin D.G. Kelley; Ira Gitler; Lewis Porter; Amiri Baraka; Stanley Crouch; Ashley Kahn.
Cellar Door Sessions 1970 CDs (2005)
Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 buy CD music Contains previously unreleased material. Some of the recordings on the CELLAR DOOR SESSIONS were originally released in edited form on the 1971 double-LP LIVE EVIL.
There is an entire universe contained in this box. Sumptuously packaged and scrupulously annotated, CELLAR DOOR SESSIONS 1970 is a six-disc set that documents Miles Davis's extended residency at the Washington, D.C., club. Davis is backed by a group of genius musicians: keyboardist Keith Jarrett, drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Michael Henderson, saxophonist Gary Bartz, percussionist Airto Moreira and guitarist John McLaughlin (who appears only on the last two discs). Together they pioneered an ecstatic fusion of jazz, rock, funk, and abstract sound-painting that established the blueprint for the future of progressive music.
Each disc contains a different live set, and while songs are often repeated across the set lists, no two tracks sound the same. The players improvise at a fever-pitch, pushing themselves to endless invention, and the ensemble's interplay--expressionistic, protean, and fierce--is near telepathic. The influence of rock artists like Sly Stone and Jimi Hendrix can be heard in the layering of deep funk rhythms and psychedelic inflections (especially with Miles's wah-filtered trumpet), but the overall sound seems to subsume and transcend the entire history of 20th century music. In a career full of musical innovation, this is some of Miles's most visionary work, and this essential set (which also boasts splendid remastering) documents it for a near-religious listening experience.
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Miles Davis; John McLaughlin (guitar, electric guitar); Keith Jarrett (Fender Rhodes piano, electric organ); Michael J. Henderson (electric bass); Michael Henderson (bass guitar); Gary Bartz (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jack DeJohnette (drums); Airto Moreira (percussion).
Liner Note Authors: John McLaughlin; Keith Jarrett; Airto Moreira; Gary Bartz; Jack DeJohnette; Michael J. Henderson; Adam Holzman.
Recording information: The Cellar Door, Washington DC (12/16/1970-12/19/1970).
Introduction by: Bob Belden.
Photographers: Jim Marshall ; Art Maillet; David Gahr; Urve Kuusik; Sandy Speiser; David Redfern.
|Johnny Hodges / Gerry Mulligan|
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Recorded at United Recorders, Hollywood, California on November 17, 1959.
Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Claude Williamson (piano); Mel Lewis (drums).
Liner Note Author: Nat Hentoff.
Recording information: United Recorders, Hollywood, CA (11/17/1959).
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Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 CD music The dramatic, spiraling inventions of Tyner lend a frenetic element to Coltrane's already intense lines, while Jones and Garrison find and rearrange nearly every rhythm and counter-rhythm imaginable. There are only four tracks here (spread out over two discs), but each--whether it's the fiery title track or the exhilarating take on "My Favorite Things"--is a study in artistry.
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Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis: 1963-1964 CDs (2004)
Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 buy CD music Initial pressings of SEVEN STEPS are packaged with a deluxe metal spine.
Also includes a 92-page booklet with rare photos, complete discography and essays by Michael Cuscuna and Bob Blumenthal.
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In the 1960s, trumpeter Miles Davis became a star outside of the jazz world, first with what history refers to as "the Quintet" with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, then with his highly influential post-BITCHES BREW electric bands. But there was a "transitional" period, after John Coltrane left Davis's employ and before the Shorter/Hancock era, which the SEVEN STEPS box set based around the SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN album documents in its entirety, often in a live context.
Davis was seeking the right combination of musicians for his sonic flights, where hard-bop and modal styles could be combined with a wide-open, increasingly elastic sound. Before settling on Shorter (present here), he tried the conventionally hearty, blues-accented bop approach of saxophonist George Coleman and the rippling, somewhat more avant-garde Sam Rivers. Both soar and sear at their respective best, providing remarkable contrast to Davis's magically cool horn. UK-born pianist Victor Feldman plays on some tracks, Hancock on others; the drum chair features Tony Williams (also an explorer of avant expression) and Frank Butler (a crackling, swinging mainstream bopper). SEVEN STEPS includes material originally available on the early-'60s albums IN EUROPE and FOUR & MORE, among others, with (attention, collectors!) the inclusion of eight previously unreleased tracks.
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Miles Davis; Ron Carter (double bass); Tony Ruption Williams , Tony Williams (drums); George Coleman, Sam Rivers, Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Victor Feldman, Herbie Hancock (piano); Frank Butler (drums).
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Liner Note Authors: Michael Cuscuna; Bob Blumenthal.
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Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 songs Though Bill Evans's work with his Paul Motian/Scott LaFaro group is rightfully celebrated, many of his later ensembles have been unjustly overlooked. One such unit is his trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and the great Philly Joe Jones on drums. CALIFORNIA HERE I COME, recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 1967, was first released in 1982 as a double album, and was reissued (on a single CD) by Verve in 2004.
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Liner Note Author: Peter Keepnews.
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Editor: Frank Laico.
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